‘Where Gustavus Can Take You’ Category

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Signe Jordet ’04: From St. Peter to Sochi

Signe Jordet '04 spent two weeks at the Olympic Games in Sochi as part of her responsibilities as Director of USA Ski Jumping.

Dr. Nathan Kreykes ’96 Exemplifies Early Professional Success

Dr. Nathan Kreykes '96 is a pediatric surgeon and Trauma Medical Director at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. He was recently named a 40 under 40 honoree by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

One Alumna’s Winding Road to Yale Medical School

Zainab Jaji '13 grew up more than 6,000 miles away from Gustavus Adolphus College in Lagos, Nigeria. She earned her undergraduate degree in biochemistry and molecular biology and is now in her first year of medical school at Yale University.

Kurt Elling ’89: Grammy Award Winning Jazz Vocalist

Kurt Elling majored in history and graduated in 1989 from Gustavus. Today, he is Grammy Award winner and one of the world's foremost jazz vocalists.

Jason Haaheim ’01: Principal Timpanist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Jason Haaheim '01 earned degrees in honors physics and music and is now the Principal Timpanist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York.

Kelly Broady ’11: From Gustavus to Stanford

Kelly Broady '11 was a standout student in the Biology Department at Gustavus and is now pursuing a master's degree in human genetics and genetic counseling at Stanford University.

Daniel Sellers ’06: Ensuring All Kids Receive the Education They Deserve

Daniel Sellers '06 took his sociology and anthropology degree from Gustavus and had a transformational experience with Teach For America. Now Sellers is trying to eliminate the achievement gap in Minnesota schools as the Executive Director of the non-profit MinnCan.

Mikka McCracken ’09: Working to End Poverty and World Hunger

Mikka McCracken majored in political science at Gustavus and is now attempting to alleviate poverty and hunger as a Program Director for ELCA World Hunger.